|FEW INVESTMENTS ARE AS VALUABLE AS THE ONE YOU MAKE IN YOUR CHILD'S EDUCATION|
Tuition covers a large portion of the costs associated with providing such a rich experience as the one your child will enjoy at Sanford, but it does not cover them all; annual giving, endowment income, and foundation gifts cover the balance.
Sanford's Board of Trustees sets tuitions for the upcoming school year at their January meeting.
Middle and Upper School students purchase their own books; Lower School students pay an Instructional Materials Fee. Sanford offers an Extended Day Program for students in Grades K – 8, for which there is an additional charge. Students in Grades 1–12 who wish to purchase items from Sanford's dining hall may set up an account with CulinArt, our food service provider.
Sanford offers several payment plan options (see the list below) to help families fit the benefits of Sanford into their budgets. All tuition payment plans are managed by Tuition Management Systems (TMS). Sanford requires a non-refundable Enrollment Deposit, payable with the return of a signed Enrollment Agreement, of $1,000 or 10% of Net Tuition, whichever is less. The Enrollment Deposit is credited to the Net Tuition. The tuition balance and certain fees (Tuition Refund Insurance Plan premium, Extended Day fee, Middle School Trip fee, Lower School Instructional Materials fee), if applicable, are paid through TMS, according to one of the following payment plans:
Educational Loan Programs
- One Installment Plan: Pay 100% by August 5.
- Two Installment Plan: 66% due August 5 and 34% due January 5
- 10- and 12-Installment Payment Plans: Pay in ten or twelve installments, starting in May. The final installment is due in February for the 10-month plan and in April for the 12-month plan. TMS charges an Enrollment Fee of $60 for the first child and $45 for subsequent children, but there are no interest charges. Families selecting these plans will be required to participate in the Tuition Refund Insurance Plan at a cost of 1.8% of Net Tuition.
Sanford works with the following providers of low-interest educational loans:
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